Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's only a coincidence that my visit to Tunis....

corresponds with this news from Reuters:

Tunisia's revenue from tourism, the country's main foreign currency earner, rose 9.1%o 1.8 billion dinars ($1.4 billion) for January-August from the same period last year, official figures showed on Wednesday.

Some 4.411 million holidaymakers visited in the period, up 3.7% from a year earlier.Tourism revenue grew to 2.8 billion dinars last year, on record tourist arrivals of 6.5 million, from 2.5 billion in 2005.

The government expects tourism revenue of more than $3 billion for the whole of 2007, about 8.6 percent more than last year.

Tourism is the North African country's key foreign currency earner and the biggest employer after the labour-extensive agriculture sector.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Good one and glad to see you can't resist writing ledes, eh

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